With investigators shocked, shocked to learn there's now evidence of what people feared all along, that fracking pollutes people's drinking water, some states are taking a second look. Notice I said some states. Not Pennsylvania, of course:
ALBANY — The battle over hydrofracking is heating up in New York, courtesy of a little town in Wyoming.
Environmentalists believe a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report released Thursday that links the controversial natural gas drilling process to contamination of drinking water in Pavillion, Wyo., is a "game-changer" for the Empire State.
"It takes away the [gas\] industry's claim that there has never been a documented case of groundwater contamination because of fracking," said Sandra Steingraber, an Ithaca College biologist and author.
"I think that the house of cards is beginning to fall," added Claire Sandberg, executive director of advocacy group Frack Action.
I guess when a house of cards falls in Pennsylvania and your governor is in the tank for the oil-and-gas industry, it doesn't make a sound.
Meanwhile, when it comes to investigative reporting on fracking, the Philadelphia Inquirer is all in. It will be interesting to see what comes of this.